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    • At this week’s MSCFF Presidents Meeting the floor voted to proceed with the MISSOURI PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS plates. Below is a mockup of the plates and the steps for a person to obtain the Missouri Professional Firefighter plates. This applies to any applicant after the plates go into production.

      1. To be eligible to apply for the plates you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
      • You are currently a member of the IAFF in good standing
      • You are an Active Retiree of the IAFF
      • You are a former member of the IAFF who has left in Good Standing (this would include former members who have Retired from or Promoted out of the IAFF)

      The applicant makes a $25 donation to the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters Community Action Fund. This donation goes to the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters and not to DOR.

      Please mail a check or money order to –

      MSCFF Action Fund

      6320 Manchester Ave. Suite 42 c/o Sherwood Smith

      Kansas City, MO 64133

      1. Upon receipt of your check, the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will issue you a completed Emblem Use Authorization Statement (EUAS) to the applicant as proof of donation.
      2. The applicant will complete an Application for Missouri Personalized and Special License Plates (Form 1716PDF Document) (if you are not able to print form 1716, we will send one to you) listing their personalized license plate configuration(s).
        1. The plates will only be available in personalized configurations.
        2. “Professional Firefighter” will be added to the application once production begins. For the first 200 it will need to be noted in the “other” box.
      3. Applicant will submit the completed 1716 form along with the EUAS from the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters and a $15 specialty plate fee to any local license office or by mail to the central office in Jefferson City for processing.
        1. The $15 specialty plate fee is paid to DOR for cost of producing of the plate.
      4. After review of the personalized configuration by DOR the plate will be ordered for manufacturing.
      5. Upon completion plates will be mailed to the applicant’s local license office and notice will be mailed to the applicant by DOR.
      6. Applicant will visit the license office and register the plate to their vehicle and pay any applicable registration fees.

      Brothers and Sisters, please remember that these license plates not only tell the story of your training and sacrifice, but you should also know that the $25.00 cost goes toward helping to advance the enhancement of safety issues and working conditions of Missouri’s First Responders while also helping us better serve the communities in which we live and work. Also, these plates are available for your immediate family members. And one last point, in most circumstances the cost of these plates may be tax deductible (please consult your tax preparer for details). If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or text me 816.536.2662 or reply to this email.

      In solidarity,

      Sherwood L. Smith
      President
      Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters



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      Thursday, December 21st: Last night, in its very last act of legislative business for the year, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation to reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs. The bill authorizes the two programs at $750 million each – making $1.5 billion available for staffing, training and equipment for the departments where our members work over the next six years.

      The bill now goes to the president for his signature, and he is expected to sign it, ending a lengthy saga whereby the two programs were threatened with elimination.  

      The IAFF has been working with its friends in Congress for nearly two years to reauthorize AFG and SAFER, which were due to expire on January 2, 2018. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) led the effort on our behalf in the Senate. In the House, at the very last minute, Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) authored a sister bill to reauthorize AFG and SAFER, but included a new seven-year sunset clause. This is the bill passed by the Senate yesterday and due to be signed into law.

      AFG and SAFER are critical resources for fire departments in every state. We are proud to have been able to win reauthorization for both programs and will work in the coming years to pull out the sunset provision.

      On Monday, March 6th Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) addressed the attendees at the International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference.  Senator McCaskill is very supportive of continuing to fund Fire Grants, Cancer Presumptive Laws and Collective Barganing Rights for Hours, Wages and Working Conditions. 

      During our visit to the US Capitol on Tuesday, March 7th, Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters President Sherwood Smith and IAFF Local 42 Secretary-Treasurer Tim Dupin visite with Senator McCaskill to discuss the IAFF Legislative Agenda for 2017 and ask for her support on the key issues that we are striving to continue to have funded for SAFER Grants, the FIRE ACT and more.  For more on this please read the article that appeared in the Lee's Summit Tribune here.

      An article was featured on February 26th in the Kansas City Star highlighting the increase in cancer related deaths in Firefighters across North America.  Here in Missouri families are faced with fighting for workers' compensation benefits after their loved ones have died and the our government acknowledges are presumptively job related due to the exposure of carcinogens that firefighters are exposed to throughout their careers.  Read the entire article here.

      Wednesday December 20, 2017: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger made a landmark announcement in St. Louis, MO concerning First Responder Cancer Presumption. As we all know, cancer has taken a toll on our ranks as never before, and the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, and the Governor’s office have been working hand in hand to make sure our members and their families are protected as much as possible. We are encouraging our members and their families to look for further information from your MSCFF District Vice President as legislative action develops.  Here is a video of this Press Conference. Please share this link with your co-workers, friends, and family.

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters would like to welcome our newest Affliate Local: Lake City, MO Fire Fighters.  Lake City Fire Fighters protect the individuals that work and reside at the Army Ammunition Production facility, located in Independence, MO. 


      What's New at MSCFF

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets. 

      This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.  We will soon provide all registered members a link to download the Mobile App via Google Play or iTunes Store thru our website Email system.

      If you are not currently a registered member we would like to encourage you to visit our website and register.  Once you have been approved you will have complete access to the latest information regarding Fire Fighter Issues within Missouri right in the palm of your hand.  Please allow 24 to 48 hours to be approved once you have registered.  

      Once you download the Mobile App, you will log into the application with the same User Name and Password that you established to access the MSCFF website.  From that point forward each time you launch the Mobile App you are already logged in and can access the Members Only Section of the website via the Mobile App.

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      I-25 MVA with Haz-Mat
      04/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 12:44 on Friday Engine 36, Medic 36 and Engine 44 responded to a vehicle accident on the shoulder of northbound I-25, one mile south of Ridgegate Parkway. A box truck collided with the concrete barrier, which caused a 110-gallon diesel tank in the cargo area to rupture and leak.
      Richfield House Fire
      04/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 10:31 on Friday morning South Metro Engine 42 was dispatched to a fire alarm activation reported by an alarm company. Upon arrival at 6354 S. Richfield Street, no problems were evident from the street. As Local 2164 members knocked on the front door and conducted a 360-degree walk around the home, smoke was seen coming from vents along the basement.
      Cinco De Mayo Shirts
      04/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Cinco De Mayo shirts available.
      2018 Golf League
      04/18/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Saint Paul Fire Fighters Summer Golf League All retired and active department golfers we will try to begin our season April 25th at Oak Glen in Stillwater. Tee times remain the same at 7:45 am to 8:30 am on every Wednesday, Golf and Cart $34.  Make sure to ask for SAINT PAUL FIREFIGHTER RATE when paying. Family and friends welcome.
      Highway 67 Brush Fire
      04/18/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Just after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Local 2164 members were requested for an automatic aid wildland fire on the north side of Highway 67 west of Rampart Range Road in the Pike National Forest. With a Red Flag and High Wind Warning in effect and 60 mph wind gusts being observed; a pre-evacuation area was established from Sugar Creek to Sedalia and additional resources were called.
      Lt. Paul Harvey Retires
      04/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Lieutenant Paul Harvey Retires The Officers and Members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Lt. Paul Harvey on his retirement.  Paul, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
      MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE
      04/17/18 - IAFF Local 3169
      **THE MARCH OF THE BULL UPDATE** I know everyone has been on the edge of their seats awaiting word on Bull’s arrival to Marion County and after talking to his Logistics Team yesterday we have a more definite picture of his arrival.  Bull in currently making his way across Orange County which is the department he retired from before starting his walk.
      Foxtail Drive Fire
      04/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      Just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 17th, Local 2164 members assisted Castle Rock Fire Rescue with a wind driven structure fire in the 4800 block of N. Foxtail Drive. Simultaneous wildland fires near Larkspur and Sedalia were also challenging firefighters from all Douglas County fire districts, including South Metro.
      2018 NM Fire Muster & 5K Race
      04/17/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Attention Members, IAFF Local 244 will be hosting the 2nd Annual New Mexico Fire Muster and 5k on June 16, 2018 at Balloon Fiesta Park. The NM Fire Muster & 5K event was created to support and raise money for the IAFF Local 244 Survivor’s Fund and Membership Assistance Program.
      LAC Fallen Firefighter Memorial April 21st, 2018
      04/16/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Promotions
      04/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
      Congratulations to Firefighters Jeremy Coy Engine 20-A and Kate Heckaman Engine 22-B on their recent promotion to Captain.
      2018 Benefit Road Race and Walk
      04/15/18 - IAFF Local 1464
      Our Mother's Day Benefit Road Race and Walk is scheduled for Sunday May 13, 2018. Walk begins at 8:30 am. Kids 1k Fun Run at 9:00 am. The 5k race begins at 10:00 am. The race proceed will benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
      Local 772 Announces the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret)
      04/15/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Local 772 sadly announces the passing of Lieutenant David Dow (retired). David passed away on April 13, 2018, from a long battle with brain cancer. A Firefighter's funeral has been requested by the family and local 772.
      Baton Rouge Firefighters win Pensacola Firefighter Challenge
      04/15/18 - PFFA
      Congrats to this group of firefighters representing Baton Rouge Firefighters Local 557 and the dept in the Pensacola firefighter challenge this weekend . They won the event , and set the new course record .
      Announcing the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret.)
      04/15/18 - IAFF Local 772
      It is with great sadness that IAFF Local 772 announces the passing of Lt. David Dow (Ret.) after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.
      Cottontail Vehicle Fire
      04/14/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At around 11:30 April 10th, Local 2164 members from Station 41 extinguished this diesel pick up truck fire on Cottontail Lane before it could spread to the dry grass. No one was injured and the cause is under investigation. http://www.southmetro.
      June 2, 2018: MDA Muscle Walk
      04/14/18 - UPFFA
      The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be having its annual Muscle Walk on June 2nd at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Matt Abdifar, of New Britain Local 992 has created a Muscle Walk Team named, IAFF Fire Fighters.
      Retiree's Get Together
      04/14/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The next retiree' get together will be held Wednesday, May 9th at the Dante Club on Craigie St from 9 am until noon. Coffee and donuts provided. If any retirement paperwork needs to be notarized, there will be a notary in attendance.
      Demopolis News Release
      04/14/18 - IAFF 14th District
      The city of Demopolis AL is playing politics with public safety. By having as few as 2 fire fighters on each fire truck, the city is ignoring nationally accepted science and studies that prove a minimum of 4 fire fighters per truck is the most efficient and safe way for fire fighters to protect their community.
      Louisiana Firefighter Appreciation Day
      04/13/18 - PFFA
      L0293 Family Picnic
      04/13/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      Quebec St. Haz-Mat
      04/13/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 1:45 p.m. on Thursday April 12th, Local 2164 members responded to a hazardous materials incident at 5340 S. Quebec Street in Greenwood Village. 3 Employees in one of the offices experienced eye and throat irritation after being exposed to an unknown powder and they dialed 911. 13 units responded to the scene including the SMFR Haz-Mat and Decontamination apparatus.
      Molle Retirement
      04/13/18 - IAFF Local 1264
      Hey All, Just a reminder that we have Tim Molle’s retirement party coming up on the 21st of April from 7 to 11pm at O’Malley’s.  Please pass the word to any retirees you run into.  We have passed out envelopes at all the stations and have set up a go fund me if that is easier.   https://www.gofundme.
      Notice of Election of Delegates
      04/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
      On April 24th from 2000 to 2020 we will be taking nominations for Delegates and Alternates to The 74th Annual Florida Professional Firefighter Convention in Naples FL.
      Luzerne Co. L0840 Pig Roast Fundraiser
      04/12/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Luzerne County Professional Fie Fighters Local 840 will host a Pig Roast Saturday May 19, 2018 with the proceeds to offset the cost of the September Golf Tournament. This will be held at the Polish American Veterans (PAV) Pavilion 2 S. Oak St., Plains, PA 18705. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.
      Child Safety Seats
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Find out about upcoming clinic dates, Oregon Child Safety Seat Laws, and more.
      Outdoor Burning
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Find out about general requirements, commercial burning, and more.
      Property Insurance (ISO)
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Welcome Insurance Companies! We have developed the following tools to assist you with your questions regarding protection classifications and requesting fire reports when needed.  We hope you will find this page helpful.
      Insurance
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Welcome Insurance Companies! We have developed the following tools to assist you with your questions regarding protection classifications and requesting fire reports when needed.  We hope you will find this page helpful. Thank You.
      Outdoor Burning
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Find out about General requirements, Commercial Burning and more.
      Child Safety Seats
      04/12/18 - Redmond Fire & Rescue
      Child Safety Seat Clinics  Clinic Date Changes Our May clinic is cancelled. Sisters/Camp Sherman will be holding a clinic on Friday, May 4th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at 301 S Elm Street, Sisters. We have discontinued the second Wednesday clinics.
      Local 2403 Fundraiser
      04/12/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Join Adams County Professional Firefighters Local 2403 along with Bruz Beers on April 21st from 6pm -11pm for the tapping of SUPER STACHE FIREHOUSE IPA. Proceeds from beer sales and events go to assist the family of Firefighter Brett Anderson. A food truck will be on hand, along with Bruz Beers other craft beers. See attached flyer for more information. See you there.
      Arvada District Board Election
      04/12/18 - Arvada Professional Fire FIghters Association, IAFF Local 4056
      APFFA Support James Gagliano and Steve Smith for Arvada Fire District Board.
      SHOW SUPPORT FOR CFD HOCKEY IN THE HERO'S CUP
      04/11/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters, The Schedule for the 2018 BFit Hero's Cup Hockey Tournament is set. Cambridge Fire will be playing in Division B2, and we will be playing for Fraternal Order of Fire Fighter Military Veterans, Inc. There are various other Hero's Cup events throughout the weekend all being held at the New England Sports Center. So come on down and support us.
      PFD's newest LTs
      04/11/18 - IAFF Local 2647
      After the intense public discussion portion of the City Council meetings (unrelated topic), Jim Heath (Right) & Matt Risley (Center) were appointed by the City Council at the 4/10/18 Meeting as Pittsfield Fire's newest Lieutenants. Congratulations to both gentlemen on their well deserved promotions!
      SFPFF Confrence
      04/11/18 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
      The 2018 SFPFF Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX and hosted by IAFF Local 624.  The Conference dates are Wednesday, April 11, 2018 thru Friday, April 13, 2018.
      Leary Talks at Darrow School
      04/11/18 - IAFF Local 2647
      Local 2647 President / Fire investigator Rob Leary visited Darrow School on Tuesday to talk about the scientific methodology of fire scene investigation.
      Mike Dennis Going Away Party
      04/10/18 - IAFF Local 1264
      Message from the family, to the family Finally, Mike Dennis is quitting.  His last shift for AFD St. 11 - B shift will be April 23rd.  Directly afterwards on the 24th of April at approx. 9:30 am we will be having a breakfast at the Peanut Farm.  His retirement party will be May 12th 6:00 pm at the Golden Lion Hotel, courtesy of Marvin Kneaper and Family.
      An open letter to Chief Osby and the members of Local 1014
      04/09/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Cherry Creek Trail Brush Fire
      04/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
      At 2:16 p.m. on Sunday, April 8th multiple 911 callers reported a small vegetation fire burning along the Cherry Creek just south of the Cottonwood Bridge in Parker. The first member from Local 2164 arrived on scene 3 minutes later and discovered a fast moving grass fire spreading into the trees with no structures threatened.
      League School 5k
      04/08/18 - IAFF local 2464
      On April 7th Chief Tim Bailey, FF Dave Jenks, FF Colin Ryle & FF Jon McNamara ran the 5th Annual League School 5k to raise awareness & support for Autism. Lt. Peter Carter sold Walpole Fire Autism Awareness T-Shirts at the event as well with proceeds going to the ALEC. Information on the ALEC can be found at the link below: https://www.autismspeaks.
      Passing of Retired FF Richard Love
      04/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of FF Richard Love Engine 8 - Retired The Officers and Members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Firefighter Richard Love of Engine 8, Retired.  Arrangements: Visitation: Tuesday April 10, 2018, 10AM-12PM at Solimine Funeral Home, Broadway. Burial: Following visitation at Firefighter's Lot, Pine Grove Cemetery.
      48/96 Work Schedule and One Year Trial Vote
      04/07/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      At the April 3, 2018 union meeitng a motion was passed creating a ballot to approve or not approve moving to the 48/96 work schedule for a one year trial.  The Ballot will go live Monday April 9th at 0900 hours and will close April 23 at 1700 hours.
      Hazleton L0507 Designer Purse Bag Fundraiser
      04/07/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters: Hazleton L0507 will hold their Designer Bag Bingo to benefit MDA on Sunday April 29, 2018. The location is Terrace Hall 601 S. Poplar St., Hazleton, PA 18201 Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. For more information see the attached flyer or J.T. Klein 570.233.1819 Jamie Galade 570.861.2670 Tami Martin 570.956.
      Meeting with Chief Liebold
      04/07/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      FPF Legislative Wrap Up Report
      04/06/18 - IAFF 1826
      NLFD Takes Delivery of a new Engine
      04/06/18 - New London Fire Fighters
      The New London Fire Department took delivery of a new Ferrara engine this week. Engine 1 will be housed at fire HQ on Bank St.
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